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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
In an interview with AS, UEFA President Michel Platini, discussed several rule changes that he would like to see implemented. One of the Frenchman's ideas calls for yellow cards to be replaced by a penalty box as in hockey where the offending team would be forced to play a man ... Read the whole story
Brendan Rodgers believes Luis Suarez has earned the right to be mentioned in the same breath as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo following his stunning four-goal haul against Norwich City at Anfield on Wednesday night. The Uruguayan, who became the first player in Premier League history to score three hat ... Read the whole story
What David Moyes could never achieve in his 11 seasons as Everton coach, Roberto Martinez managed on his first try: that is, beating Manchester United in its own backyard. The 1-0 win on Wednesday night was Everton's first victory at Old Trafford since August 1992. "Today was more than a ... Read the whole story
Chelsea on Wednesday edged a 4-3 thriller against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in a game where U.S. international Jozy Altidore opened the scoring with his first Premier League goal of the season. However, after the match, both managers noted that the night belonged to Belgium international Eden Hazard, ... Read the whole story
In an interview with Italian radio, former AC Milan and Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso questioned the role of women in soccer management after his former club appointed Barbara Berlusconi, daughter of President Silvio Berlusconi, as its general manager. "I'm sorry, but I really don't think much of women in soccer," ... Read the whole story
Brazil legend Pele said he turned down the chance to take part in Friday's draw for next summer's World Cup because he feared putting the host in a tough group. Pele is the only player ever to win the tournament on three separate occasions: 1958, 1962 and 1970. Brazil is ... Read the whole story
The Guardian reports that Curitiba's 2014 World Cup stadium, the 41,500-capacity Arena da Baixada, is a "mess." Unnamed FIFA sources claim that the stadium is so delayed that it will likely not be ready before March or possibly later, despite FIFA secretary Jerome Valcke's claim earlier this week that all ... Read the whole story
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben will miss the next six weeks with a knee injury, the club announced after the Dutchman was stretchered off during Bayern's 2-0 German Cup Third Round win against Augsburg on Wednesday. Read the whole story


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